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COVID-19: Information and Resources

We understand that COVID-19 is having a serious impact on the lives of women who sell/exchange sex. We want to make sure you have access to the most helpful and up to date information during this time. We will be regularly updating this blog with information and resources on: housing, money, food, sexual health, and wellbeing.

These can be worrying and isolating times and we are here to chat about anything you need. One-to-one support with one of our Women’s Workers can be provided over the phone or via text and our anonymous online chat availability is being extended. You can find the latest information on the online chat times on our Twitter page: @Click_Scotland

If you need information on something that isn’t included in this blog, please let us know here and we will try our best to get this information for you and post it here.

 

HOUSING

  • Shelter Scotland – Advice on eviction, rent arrears, mortgage arrears, claiming benefits, repairs and landlord access, and moving out of a property

 

MONEY

  • Citizens Advice Scotland – Advice on what to do if you can’t pay your bills because of coronavirus
  • Understanding Universal Credit – Advice on coronavirus and claiming benefits
  • Turn2Us – Provide an online benefits calculator, grant finder tool, and specific advice around benefits and coronavirus

 

FOOD

  • Trussell Trust – Help and advice in accessing local food banks. Please note that you’ll need a food voucher in order to receive help from the food bank – get in touch with us for support in being referred

 

SEXUAL HEALTH

  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde –As of 23/03/2020 Sandyford services will only operate from Sandyford Central and Sandyford Renfrewshire Paisley
  • NHS Lanarkshire – All long acting reversible contraception and generic walk-in sexual health clinics will be temporarily changed to booked for priority conditions. Contact 0300 303 0251 for telephone triage
  • NHS Grampian – As of 23/03/2020 Grampian Sexual Health Services at Fredrick Street are still operating as normal. Contact 0345 337 9900 for testing and treatment
  • NHS Tayside – Sexual health services in Tayside will only be able to see priority patients. If you feel you need to be seen, please contact 01382 425542 to speak to a triage nurse
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway – If you plan to attend a drop-in clinic please phone 03457023687 during the drop-in times of 9AM-11AM, Monday-Friday. Please do not attend the department. If you would like to make an appointment, phone 03457023687 from 8:30AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday. If you have an appointment, please attend unless you are told otherwise
  • NHS Lothians – As of 23/03/2020, all local clinics apart from Howden will be closed. All routine STI testing at all clinics is currently suspended. If you have symptoms, have been in contact with someone diagnosed with an STI, or think you are at high risk contact sexual health services on 0131 536 1070 from 10AM-12:30PM and 1:00PM-3:00PM, Monday-Friday
  • NHS Fife – Drop-in services are no longer provided, and cancellations of booked appointments are also expected. If you require urgent advice (e.g. if you have symptoms or are running out of contraception or medication) please call 01592 647979
  • NHS Forth Valley – Clinics will only operate from Falkirk Community Hospital and Clackmannanshire Community Health Care Centre until further notice. Available appointments are limited, call the triage line on 1324 673554 from 8:30AM-12:30PM, Monday-Friday where a member of staff will advise if an appointment is necessary
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran – A reduced service is currently operating. Please call 01294 323226 to arrange a telephone consultation
  • NHS Highland – All routine outpatient appointments have been cancelled. If you have an urgent enquiry, call 01463 888 300

 

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